BA-California State University, Chico (Linguistics)
MA-California State University, Chico (Scottish and Irish Studies)
Single-Subject Teaching Credential- California State University, Chico (Language Arts)
MA-University of Missouri, Columbia (English Literature)
PhD- University of Missouri, Columbia (Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature, “The Long Eighteenth Century”)
PhD Minor Field-Colonial American Literature
PhD Outside Area: History
Dissertation: “The Villain Character in the Puritan World: An Ideological Study of Richardson, Radcliffe, Byron and Arnold”
Conrad, Byron, Joyce, Brontës, Early American Captivity Narratives, The Rise of the Gothic Novel, Early Scottish Literature, Irish Literature
(1999) Clans and Families of Ireland and Scotland, an Ethnography of the Gael, 550-1750. Westminster MD: Willow Bend Books (Originally published by McFarland and Co., London).
(1995) “The Villain Character in the Puritan World: An Ideological Study of Richardson, Radcliffe, Byron, and Arnold," Dissertation Abstracts International 57:9 (1995): 3946A (University of Missouri).
Chapters in Books
(2008) “Joseph Conrad, ‘The Secret Sharer’ and ‘An Outpost of Progress’.” In The Blackwell Companion to the British and Irish Short Story. Ed. Cheryl Alexander Malcolm and David Malcolm. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
(2008) "Gaelic Borderlines and Borderlands in the New Cultural Geography of Scotland.” In Re- Visioning Scotland: New Readings from the Cultural Canon. Edited by Lyndsay Lunan, Kirsty Macdonald and Carla Sassi (in the series: Anglo-Amerikanische Studien/Anglo-American studies—Rüdiger Ahrens and Kevin Cope gen. eds.). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.
(2005) "Benedict Kiely." In Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol 319: British and Irish Short Fiction, 1945-Present. Columbia, S. C.: Bruccoli Clark Layman.
(2005) "Eilís Ní Dhuibhne." In Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol 319: British and Irish Short Fiction, 1945-Present. Columbia, S. C.: Bruccoli Clark Layman.
(2005) "Pushkin, Mickiewicz, and ‘The Horse of Stone’ in Nostromo.” In Nostromo: Centennial Essays. Edited by Allan H. Simmons and J.H. Stape. Amsterdam: Rodopi.
(2004) "Gothic Liminality." In Confluences. Vol. 24. Paris: University of Paris X- Nanterre.
(2004) "The Impossibility in Walpole's The Castle of Otranto." In Studies in English and Comparative Literature, Vol. 20. Tübingen: Stauffenburg Verlag.
(2003) "Austrian Images in the Works of James Joyce." In Studies in English and Comparative Literature, Vol. 19. Tübingen: Stauffenburg Verlag.
(2006) “Race Relations and Point of View in Joseph Conrad’s ‘Karain’”. British and
American Studies. 12 (2006).
(2005) "Pushkin, Mickiewicz, and ‘The Horse of Stone’ in Nostromo." The Conradian. 29.2.
(1992) "'That Evil Fiddle': Scotch-Irish Folk Religion and Ethnic Boundary Maintenance in Southern Missouri." The Missouri Folklore Society Journal. 13-14 (1991-1992).
(forthcoming) Review of In the Realms of Biography, Literature, Politics, and Reception, Polish and East-Central European Joseph Conrad by Wieslaw Krajka (ed.) Joseph Conrad Today (forthcoming).
(2005) "A Noble Wanderer of Europe: Traces of the Byronic in Conrad's Marlovian Texts." In Conrad’s Europe. Opole: U of Opole P.
(2005) "The Need for Strangeness: Captivity Narratives and Issues of Race and Gender in Early America" In Close Encounters of an Other Kind. Joensuu Finland: U of Joensuu P.
(2004) "The Bird, the Snake, and the River: Conrad's Complicated Look at Colonialism." In Joseph Conrad and His Work: Proceedings of the Tenth METU British Novelists Seminar. Ankara: British Council, 2004.
(2003) "Two Types of Evil, Two Types of Gothic: The Ideology of the Villain 'Montoni' in Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho." In Evil in English Literature: Proceedings of the 23rd All-Turkey English Literature Conference. Ankara: British Council, 2003.
(2002) "The Colonizers Colonized: Structural Implications of the Arrival of the 'Honourable Lieutenant' in Orwell's Burmese Days." In George Orwell and His Work: Proceedings of the Ninth Annual METU British Novelists Seminar. Ankara: British Council, 2002.